Do you represent a K-12 school that has gone solar? The Solar Foundation (TSF) wants to hear from you! With support from the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership and the Solar Energy Industries Association, TSF’s National Solar Schools Census effort seeks to build the most comprehensive database yet of K-12 solar schools, understand the challenges schools face in going solar, and learn how solar has been used as a teaching tool in these schools.
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The Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) has partnered with the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs to produce a report detailing the impacts of climate change on communities in the LA metro area. The report also describes the potential for solar investment in each of the communities and the policies that help support that investment.
Congress recently passed the 2014 Farm Bill, and included a provision to reauthorize funding for the Rural Energy for America Program. What’s that you ask? Watch this webinar to find out! Attendees learned about the program goals for the Rural Energy for America Program, and learn how to take advantage of the solar opportunities under this program.
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has published a report that aligns solar policy and market success with state demographics.
The Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) has released a report on the use of LIHTC. The report includes use of the ITC in conjunction with LIHTC: “Blending federal LIHTCs with [renewable] tax credits can improve the internal rates of return on these transactions for investors.”
A recent joint report from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory finds that installed PV system prices in Japan are 6% lower than U.S. prices in the residential sector, and 20% lower than U.S. prices in the small commercial sector. Some of this difference is attributed to lower soft costs in Japan.
SEIA and a panel of experts discuss the fundamentals of solar financing. Our webinar focuses on tax and finance structures such as inverted leases, sale leasebacks, and partnerships. When you attend the SEIA Finance and Tax Seminar in April you’ll dive deeper with in-person experts.
The latest anti-dumping and countervailing duty tariffs sought by SolarWorld threaten to dramatically increase the cost of solar PV in the U.S. - but by taking action now, SEIA member companies can help minimize the negative impact of these legal actions.
Join SEIA and GTM Research for a webinar covering the highlights of the U.S. Solar Market Insight: 2013 Year In Review. 2013 was an historic year for the U.S. solar industry, driven in part by a record level of installations in the fourth quarter. The webinar will touch on some of the main drivers of this historical growth as well as expectations and challenges for the market in 2014 and beyond.
Have you ever thought about how you could take advantage of the facilities and capabilities that the U.S. Department of Energy – the leading employer of scientists in the U.S. – has created for renewable energy? Here’s your opportunity to take the first step.